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Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) gives every Chicagoan a voice on cable television by providing video training, equipment, facilities, and channel time for Chicago residents and nonprofit groups. CAN TV’s five local, non-commercial channels reach one million viewers in the city of Chicago.



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Chicago Access Network Television
May 7, 2021
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Host Sylvia Snowden invites Ron Onesti to discuss the controversy around the Columbus Statue Removal in Chicago. Political Forum is an original CAN TV Production.
Topic: Political Forum - Ron Onesti
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 21, 2021
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Learn more about the homebuying process, all what you needed or ever wanted to know.
Topic: Everyone Deserves a Home
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 21, 2021
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Katy Hogan and Michael James talk with Connie Voisine and Bob Lawson on Heartland@Home#48. 
Topics: Live From the Heartland - April 17, 2021
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 21, 2021
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A conversation among community organizers and academics around misogyny, racism, and anti-sex work stigma.
Topic: Combatting Anti-Asian Violence
Chicago Access Network Television
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In this talk, artist and scholar Meida Teresa McNeal explores the creative practices–from murals and sculpture to music and movement–that provided a means of expressing Black empowerment from Chicago’s Black Renaissance of the early 20th century to its Fifth City Movement of the 1960s-1990s.
Topic: Imagining Black Possibility in Chicago’s Fifth City Movement
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The University of Chicago Medical Center is proud to partner with the Army Medical Command to celebrate the newest Army Medical Skills Sustainment Program partnership.
Topic: University of Chicago Medical Center and Army Partnership Ceremony
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 15, 2021
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A discussion on acquiring assets and saving money not intended to be spent in retirement in order to pass on to family members.
Topic: Building Generational Wealth
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 14, 2021
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Learn best practices to better protect your money.
Topic: MONEY SMART WEEK: Fraud and Identity Theft
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 10, 2021
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Katy Hogan and Michael James talk Asian American Civil Rights with Josina Morita and Music with Julia A. Miller on Heartland@Home#47.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - April 10, 2021
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 7, 2021 CAN TV
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Civil Rights activist, community advocate, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, radio host, actor, political strategist and former Chicago mayoral candidate Ja'Mal Green sits down with Political Forum and gives his insight into Chicago's political inner workings and discusses some of the biggest headlines to recently emerge in Chicago politics. Political Forum is an original CAN TV Production.
Topics: Civil Rights, chicago, Ja'Mal Green, Lightfoot
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 3, 2021
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Katy Hogan and Michael James talk Energy with Dave David Kraft, and Music with Saraswathi Ranganathan on Heartland@Home#46.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - April 3, 2021
Chicago Access Network Television
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Breaking Barriers & Stigmas Around Mental Health with Leila Ellis-Nelson, Psy D.
Topic: Breaking Barriers & Stigmas Around Mental Health
Chicago Access Network Television
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Discussion on what a healthy community of practice feels like, what are the steps to build one and how to sustain it.
Topic: Public Newsroom 137: Exploring Communities of Practice
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 1, 2021
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A discussion about the upcoming biography of one of America’s most influential First Ladies, The Triumph of Nancy Reagan.
Topic: The Legacy of Nancy Reagan
Chicago Access Network Television
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Featuring maps, manuscripts, and rare books from the Age of Revolutions, this exhibition returns to the 1820s, when new countries emerged from colonial rule across the Americas.
Topic: ¡Viva la Libertad! Latin America and the Age of Revolutions
Five leading conservative and libertarian lawyers assess the impact of the Trump presidency on the rule of law and the future of the conservative/libertarian legal movement.
Topic: The Trump Presidency’s Impact on the Future of the Conservative/Libertarian Legal Movement
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The artists discuss several works made over Josephson’s decades-long career as well as topics ranging from composition and perspective to the male gaze and Marilyn Monroe.
Topic: Focal Point: Kenneth Josephson and Marilyn Zimmerwoman
Learn how to build systems of support with and around LGBT+ older adults — featuring leaders from Center on Halsted, The Care Plan, Equality Illinois and Pride Action Tank.
Topics: Building Networks for Change: Autonomy, Advocacy and Allyship for LGBT+ Older Adults
Chicago Access Network Television
Mar 27, 2021
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Barbara Dane: Jazz, Blues, Folk, Cuba and the State of the Nation and Katie Tuten of the Hideout on the Music Community in the Time of the Pandemic on Heartland@Home#45.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - March 27, 2021
Chicago Access Network Television
Mar 24, 2021 CAN TV
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Coverage from the Chicago City Council Meeting on March 24th, 2021
Topics: Lightfoot, Chicago, Council Meeting
Chicago Access Network Television
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Sen. Lightford is joined by Rep. Ammons, Rep. Ford, Ireta Gasner, Eilene Ladson, Robin Steans, Jessica Handy, Kyle Westbrook and Ralph Martire to discuss the Black Caucus’ Education and Workforce Development Pillar.
Topic: The Black Caucus’ Education and Workforce Development Pillar
Chicago Access Network Television
Mar 20, 2021
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The Vaccine Brigade & The Peoples Budget on Heartland@Home#44.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - March 20, 2021
Chicago Access Network Television
Mar 19, 2021
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The CPAC and GAPA coalitions held a joint press conference before the Public Safety Committee meeting, to announce their compromise ordinance for police accountability: Empowering Communities for Public Safety.
Topic: Empowering Communities for Public Safety
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Leadership at the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), HEART Women & Girls, Apna Ghar, KAN-WIN, and HANA Center rally to urge local legislators to name the disproportionate impacts of anti-Asian harassment and violence on Asian American women and its history along with demands for community centric solutions that do not involve police intervention.
Topic: Press Conference and Rally to Denounce Anti-Asian Racialized Misogyny
Chicago Access Network Television
Mar 13, 2021
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Pandemic She-Cession and Heartful Ballads, Heartland Banter hosts Michael James & Thom Clark, featuring Felicia Davis Lynne Jordan on Heartland@Home#43.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - March 13, 2021
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Good Government Illinois Town Hall on Illinois Budget with Rep. Robyn Gabel & Ralph Martire from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability.
Topic: Good Government Illinois Town Hall on Illinois Budget
Chicago Access Network Television
Mar 6, 2021
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Jon Langford gives a wonderful music-filled episode!. Heartland at Home is a weekly radio show hosted by Thom Clark, Michael James and Katy Hogan.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - March 6, 2021
Chicago Access Network Television
Mar 1, 2021
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Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington moderates a discussion with exhibition curator Joy L. Bivins and CHM assistant curator Brittany Hutchinson about the creation of our exhibition "Remembering Dr. King: 1929–1968."
Topic: Remembering Dr. King 1929-1968
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Marcia Walker-McWilliams, Executive Director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium looks at "Fifteen Years of Documenting and Sharing Black Chicago's History".
Topic: Fifteen Years of Documenting and Sharing Black Chicago's History
Chicago Access Network Television
Mar 1, 2021
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In this 60-minute webinar Dr. David Knutsen, Assistant Teaching Professor of Accounting at Roosevelt University covers the basic components of a 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.
Topic: The Basics of Tax Preparation
Chicago Access Network Television
Mar 1, 2021
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In this installment of “Conversations at the Newberry,” David Denby and Adina Hoffman discuss the life and work of the brilliant chameleon Ben Hecht: sardonic Chicago newspaperman, scandal-seeking novelist, celebrated playwright, outspoken activist for Jewish causes, and the man Pauline Kael called “the greatest American screenwriter.”
Topic: The Many Lives of Ben Hecht
Chicago Access Network Television
Mar 1, 2021
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Discussion on how many local newspapers continue to face major challenges in generating the revenue necessary to maintain a newsroom robust enough to adequately serve its community.
Topic: Breaking: Local News Under Pressure
Chicago Access Network Television
Mar 1, 2021
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At SCORE, they’re working to remove obstacles and providing Black small business owners with access to personalized support.
Topic: Development of Black Business
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Celebrate Latinx Womxn Leaders Across Social and Environmental Movements as each presenter shares their experiences and leadership on topics of labor and worker’s rights, immigrant rights, environmental and climate justice, and building transgender & queer Latinx power.
Topic: Latinx Womxn Leaders Across Movements series - Kimberly Wasserman
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Jane Addams Hull-House Museum collaborated with the National Arts Education Association, artist Aram Han Sifuentes, and current Hull-House artist/activist Sarah-Ji for a program with the Community Arts Caucus.
Topic: Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at the Community Arts Caucus
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Celebrate Latinx Womxn Leaders Across Social and Environmental Movements as each presenter shares their experiences and leadership on topics of labor and worker’s rights, immigrant rights, environmental and climate justice, and building transgender & queer Latinx power.
Topic: Latinx Womxn Leaders Across Movements series - Rosi Carrasco
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Award-winning author, educator and producer addresses empowerment and inclusion in her teaching and scholarship.
Topic: Black History Month Keynote: Ilyasah Shabazz
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The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture present a conversation on Black Studies at HBCUs with Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Josh Myers.
Topic: Black Studies at HBCUs with Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Josh Myers
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Celebrate Latinx Womxn Leaders Across Social and Environmental Movements as each presenter shares their experiences and leadership on topics of labor and worker’s rights, immigrant rights, environmental and climate justice, and building transgender & queer Latinx power.
Topic: Latinx Womxn Leaders Across Movements series - Tania Unzueta
Chicago Access Network Television
Mar 1, 2021
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Join Loretta J. Ross, Visiting Associate Professor of the Study of Women & Gender at Smith College, for a special guest presentation on the history of BIPOC reproductive justice and oppression.
Topic: A Photo History of Reproductive Justice
Chicago Access Network Television
Mar 1, 2021
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Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy at The University of Illinois at Chicago hosts International Women's Day.
Topic: International Women's Day
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The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture present a conversation on Indigenous Studies with Kim TallBear and Clint Carroll.
Topic: Indigenous Studies with Kim TallBear and Clint Carroll
Chicago Access Network Television
Mar 1, 2021
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The Future of Education in Chicago.
Topic: The Future of Education in Chicago
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Join local environmental justice groups People for Community Recovery, Southeast Environmental Task Force and Little Village Environmental Justice Organization for a panel-style discussion about Chicago's environmental challenges and triumphs.
Topic: Environmental Justice in Chicago: A Panel Discussion
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Courtney Joseph and Brian McCammack, discuss how and why nature matters -- and has mattered -- to Black Chicagoans.
Topic: Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s Women’s History Month presentation and conversation featuring author and advocate Michelle Duster in conversation with author and social justice communications strategist Essence McDowell.
Topic: Ida B. the Queen: Michelle Duster in conversation with Essence McDowell
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 22, 2021
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A panel of leading Chicago financial experts discuss the importance of exposing youth to the world of finance.
Topic: Youth in Investments and Finance
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 21, 2021
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State Representative La Shawn K. Ford hosts a town hall on COVID-19 & Vaccination.
Topic: COVID-19 & Vaccination
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 21, 2021
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Learn about rental assistance, the eviction moratorium, tenant rights and more!
Topic: Navigating Chicago's Housing Crisis
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 21, 2021
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Learn about how the Pretrial Fairness Act will transform our state’s pretrial justice system and protect the right to pretrial freedom.
Topic: Defending Pretrial Freedom in Illinois
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 20, 2021
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Michael, Thom and Katy  welcome the one and only Michael "Piranha" McGraw of the Piranha Brothers band!
Topics: Live From the Heartland - February 20, 2021
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 19, 2021
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Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability and the Civilian Police Accountability Council held a press conference on public safety in Chicago.
Topic: Transforming Public Safety in Chicago
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 16, 2021
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Important panel discussion on the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus' Agenda of Reforms: Police and Criminal Justice Reform; Education Reform; Healthcare and Human Services Reform; and Expansion of Economic Opportunity.
Topic: REFORMS THAT MATTER!
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 13, 2021
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A lot of conversations about politics, music and everything in between in this packed episode of Live From The Heartland!
Topics: Live From the Heartland - February 13, 2021
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 2, 2021 CAN TV
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The West Side Heroin/Opioid Task Force Meeting brings together doctors, politicians and health advisors that give the community awareness and insight to methods to combat drug addictions.
Topics: Heroin, opioids, drug addictions, Task Force
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Alderman Smith and Alderman Tunney are joined by 18th and 19th District Commanders, as well as Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan and representatives of the State's Attorneys Office to discuss vehicular hijacking.
Topic: 43rd & 44th Ward Public Safety Forum on Vehicular Hijacking
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 2, 2021
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The Gay Liberation Network's Roger Fraser spoke to Iraq War vet Cameron Hallas about his experiences in the war.
Topic: Occupation of Iraq
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Learn about the newest ordinance to improve accessible and affordable housing!
Topic: Chicago Inclusive Housing Ordinance Town Hall
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 1, 2021
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Jhmira Alexander, shares the stories and perspectives gained of individuals impacted in the last 12 months by a series of world changing events.
Topic: State of the Public Narrative Address
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 1, 2021
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This webinar takes a deep dive into niche marketing – what it is, the benefits and risks and discuss how to know if it’s the right strategy for you.
Topic: Effective Niche Marketing Strategies
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Park historian Julia Bachrach highlights two major architectural themes in park history: the Museum of Science and Industry and the fieldhouse.
Topic: Building Chicago’s Public Spaces with Julia Bachrach
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 1, 2021
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Experts and active members in the real estate industry talk about how the pandemic, riots, and new work-from-home has affected commercial and residential real estate.
Topic: The State of Real Estate in Chicago
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 27, 2021 CAN TV
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Coverage from the  Chicago City Council Meeting - January 27th 2021
Topics: Chicago, City Coverage
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 26, 2021
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The 2nd Annual Englewood Town hall, moderated by Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation.
Topic: The 2nd Annual Englewood Town Hall
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 23, 2021
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In this installment of remote Live From The Heartland, Michael James, Katy Hogan and Thom Clark discuss the presidential inauguration, as well as Katy talks to friend of the show and State Representative Kelly Cassidy.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - January 23, 2021
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A discussion on the failure of the criminal legal system to afford justice for Breonna Taylor and her family and potential reforms to prevent future tragedies.
Topic: Towards Justice: Reforms to Prevent Future Tragedies
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 21, 2021 CAN TV
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Be encourage to take the COVID Vaccine shot with this program which brings together a group of professional experts who correct all the information and answer questions on the upcoming vaccine.
Topic: COVID Vaccine
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 21, 2021
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Assistant professor of environmental studies Brian McCammack and nonprofit outreach director Veronica Kyle discuss the relationship between green spaces and the African American community in Chicago's past and present.
Topic: African Americans & Chicago's Outdoors
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 21, 2021 CAN TV
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Coverage from the  Chicago Police Board Meeting – JAN 21, 2021
Topic: Chicago Police
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 21, 2021
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Historian and Newberry Fellow Christine Adams discusses these pivotal moments, when political violence committed in the name of democracy undermined the principles of the French Republic and set the stage for an autocrat to eventually come to power.
Topic: Cautionary Tales from the French Revolution
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 21, 2021
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The Together We Heal (TWL) initiative invites some of Chicago's healers, neighbors, faith leaders and storytellers to discuss community level healing in its Candid Conversation Series.
Topic: Candid Conversation with The Storytellers
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 21, 2021
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The Together We Heal (TWL) initiative invites some of Chicago's healers, neighbors, faith leaders and storytellers to discuss community level healing in its Candid Conversation Series.
Topic: Candid Conversation with The Leaders
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 21, 2021
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Together We Heal launches a journey aimed at building racial healing across Chicago.
Topic: Together We Heal Virtual Summit 2021
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 21, 2021
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In this virtual program, three scholars will discuss aspects of the Great Migration that are often overlooked in history books.
Topics: The Great Migration, Reconsidered
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 21, 2021
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This webinar highlighted the formation and successes of the Working Group, with presentations from member institutions.
Topic: Lessons from Organizational Transformation